Drilling stuff

January 13, 2006

Stephen Flint and David Hodgson of Liverpool University's department of earth and ocean sciences are helping a consortium of 11 of the world's leading oil companies to accurately identify oil reservoirs. In a £1 million project, the pair are studying ancient deep-sea channels, now exposed above sea level in the Karoo area of South Africa, to help the industry predict which underwater channels are likely to produce oil.

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